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From "Phil Steitz" <>
Subject Re: [id] UUID update
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2004 21:17:04 GMT
Tim Reilly wrote:
>>Phil Steitz wrote:

> I imagine performance tests of anything using SecureRandom
> (VersionFourGenerator, and InMemoryStateImpl) may be dismal due to
> initialization. 

Not just initialization.  The calls are also *much* slower than Random.

> I think I did a static reference to the SecureRandom so it
> should be the first time that takes a while. 

Yes, the static reference is there.  Why, btw, did you think that we 
needed to use SecureRandom?  Is there any expectation in the spec that the 
random data will be cryptographically secure?


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